Insanity Fair

Author: Douglas Reed

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 144749525X

Category: History

Page: 432

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Subversion deutscher Herrschaft

der britische Kriegsgeheimdienst SOE und Österreich

Author: Peter Pirker

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 3899719905

Category: History

Page: 583

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English summary: The book examines the activities of British subversive warfare against the Third Reich. It focuses on the Special Operations Executive's Austrian Section. Beginning in 1940, SOE pursued a strategy to separate Austria from Germany and re-establish an independent nation-state in order to prevent long-term German hegemony in Central and Southeast Europe. This study offers a new interpretation of the re-invention of Austria during WWII. Furthermore, the author analyzes the activities of SOE's Austrian Section in Great Britain, USA, Turkey, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, Slovenia and Austria in organizing resistance among refugees, Wehrmacht soldiers and opponents of the Nazi regime inside the Third Reich. Drawing from a wide range of sources, the author reveals that the systematic supply of weapons to the Slovene partisans in Carinthia was SOE's most important practical contribution in fostering resistance inside the Third Reich. However, the anti-German cooperation was soon disrupted by the broader ideological and geopolitcal conflict, reaching a dramatic highpoint when SOE officer Alfgar Hesketh-Prichard was murdered on order of the Communist Party of Slovenia. For this study, the German Association for the Study of British History and Politics awarded its dissertation prize to the author. German description: Der britische Kriegsgeheimdienst Special Operations Executive (SOE) verfolgte seit 1940 die Strategie, Osterreich als antideutschen Nationalstaat wiederzuerrichten, um die deutsche Hegemonie in Zentral- und Sudosteuropa auf Dauer zu brechen. Die SOE setzte diese Strategie in der britischen Politik und im Exil durch. Der Autor bietet eine neue Erklarung zur Wiedererfindung Osterreichs: Der Autor analysiert die Aktivitaten der Osterreich-Abteilung der SOE in Grossbritannien, den USA, Schweden, der Turkei, der Schweiz, Italien, Slowenien und Osterreich. Ihr wichtigster praktischer Beitrag zum Widerstand war die systematische Aufrustung der slowenischen Partisanen in den Karawanken, die den einzigen grosseren bewaffneten Widerstand im Dritten Reichs leisteten. Doch die antideutsche Kooperation war bereits von ideologischer und geostrategischer Konkurrenz gepragt. Die Studie geht dieser Geopolitik des Widerstandes auf den Grund. Sie wurde mit dem Dissertationspreis des Arbeitskreises Deutsche England-Forschung und dem Herbert-Steiner-Anerkennungspreis des Dokumentationszentrums des Osterreichischen Widerstandes ausgezeichnet.

Wo wirst du sein

Roman

Author: Lukas Hammerstein

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104902542

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Eine Bankerin wird entführt: Lisa Locust, eine Ikone des maroden Kapitalismus, hochbezahlte Managerin des Glücks. Zu den Tätern, einer Gruppe junger Aktivisten, gehört auch der fünfzigjährige Maximilian Klein, der in Lisa schnell seine alte Freundin aus Kindertagen erkennt. Max hat in seinem Leben vieles aufgegeben, nur eins nicht: seine leidenschaftliche, Jahrzehnte überdauernde Liebe zu Lisa, die er einst in den Sommerferien am Meer traf. Seither hat er sie immer wieder aus den Augen verloren, doch nie aus dem Sinn. Während Lisa Karriere machte und eine Familie gründete, ist Max seinen Idealen gefolgt und der dunklen Romantik seiner Träume und Sehnsüchte. Er ist sich und Lisa treu geblieben – aber hat er darüber nicht zugleich das eigene Glück verpasst? Ist ihm wirklich ein Leben gelungen, oder ist er einfach nur älter geworden? Nun sehen sie sich nach zehn Jahren wieder, in einem heruntergekommenen Bungalow am Rand einer deutschen Großstadt, und blicken beide auf die vergangene Zeit zurück. In der langen Nacht, in der Max bei der Entführten Wache hält, berühren sich ihre Leben noch einmal, ein letztes Mal. Wie haben wir gelebt? Wen haben wir geliebt? Wo warst du – und wo wirst du sein?

The Trials of Laura Fair

Sex, Murder, and Insanity in the Victorian West

Author: Carole Haber

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 146960759X

Category: History

Page: 328

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On November 3, 1870, on a San Francisco ferry, Laura Fair shot a bullet into the heart of her married lover, A. P. Crittenden. Throughout her two murder trials, Fair's lawyers, supported by expert testimony from physicians, claimed that the shooting was the result of temporary insanity caused by a severely painful menstrual cycle. The first jury disregarded such testimony, choosing instead to focus on Fair's disreputable character. In the second trial, however, an effective defense built on contemporary medical beliefs and gendered stereotypes led to a verdict that shocked Americans across the country. In this rousing history, Carole Haber probes changing ideas about morality and immorality, masculinity and femininity, love and marriage, health and disease, and mental illness to show that all these concepts were reinvented in the Victorian West. Haber's book examines the era's most controversial issues, including suffrage, the gendered courts, women's physiology, and free love. This notorious story enriches our understanding of Victorian society, opening the door to a discussion about the ways in which reputation, especially female reputation, is shaped.

The Total, Complete, Utter Insanity & Nonsense of Free Will

The Newer Testament Edition Two

Author: Enel Vale

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479719250

Category: Religion

Page: 185

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The taboo subject of openly refuting free will is now finally out of the closet. This book represents a shorter and easier to read version of its predecessor The Newer Testament - The Bible of Unfree Will. In its core essence, this book is The Newer Testament Edition Two. Bold, daring, core-shattering, and more to the point than edition one, this work challenges established and well-accepted truths about the freedom of man. This unique literary work is intended for anyone interested in deepening their understanding of why free will is pure nonsense and insanity -- something the entire world may soon need to discover. It's been 520 years since The New World was discovered by Columbus. The discoveries of The Newer Testament -- editions one and two will make his discoveries look inconsequential by comparison. By reading this book, you will quickly learn why the belief in free will is total, complete, utter nonsense and insanity.

Greetings from the Missouri State Fair and Other Misadventures

Author: Mark Cunningham

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1435709373

Category: Humor

Page: 120

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Are you a fan of Black Friday shopping? I'm not, but that didn't stop my wife from taking me with her on a journey with all the pushing, shoving, biting, screaming and kicking of the post-Thanksgiving rush. How about the Missouri State Fair? No time? Too far away? Too hot and humid? We will journey to the fair from the comfort of your home. Take in the sights and sounds of not only attending the fair, but partaking in it. There will be a little of everything: the attack of the giant wienie, sneaky underwear, memories of playing in pig dirt, and racing barrels... or is that barrel racing? We'll roll our trailer... clean over the guard rail, enter our roosters, Cocky-did-a-do-do and Breaking Wind, in the rooster crowing contest, and learn if there is such thing as chicken Viagra. We can go trout fishing at a state park. Who fell in? Do fish like minnows better if they are kept warm in your mouth? One thing is certain, we will have fun.

Conducting Insanity Evaluations

Author: Richard Rogers,Daniel W. Shuman

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572305212

Category: Psychology

Page: 371

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Forensic professionals are brought up to date on key issues surrounding insanity investigations, including the legal standards applied to criminal responsibility. The book provides research-based guidelines for interview-based assessments, psychological testing and other specialized procedures, and forensic reports and testimony.